New York Islanders (17-12-1) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (22-9-1)
December 17, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -200 / New York Islanders +160; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Islanders and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in NHL action from the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.
The New York Islanders will look to snap a three-game losing skid after a 5-4 loss to Arizona in their last game. Mathew Barzal has 31 points with a team-high 27 assists while Brock Nelson has 31 points as well with a team-high 14 goals and 17 assists and Anders Lee has 22 points with 9 goals and 13 assists. Ilya Sorokin has gone 10-10 with a 2.50 GAA and a .921 save percentage while Semyon Varlamov is 7-3-1 with a 2.68 GAA and a .916 save percentage so far this season.
The Vegas Golden Knights will try to build on back-to-back wins after a 4-1 win over Chicago last time out. Jack Eichel leads the Golden Knights with 29 points including a team-high 13 goals and 16 assists while Chandler Stephenson has 23 points with 17 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 21 points with a team-high 18 assists. Mark Stone, Shea Theodore and Jonathan Marchessault each have 22 points with Stone logging 10 goals, Theodore logging 18 assists and Marchessault logging 12 goals and 10 assists. Logan Thompson’s gone 14-7 with a 2.62 GAA and a .918 save percentage while Adin Hill is 8-2-1 with a 2.62 GAA and a .907 save percentage as well this season.
New York is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Pacific division and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Vegas is 12-4 in their last 16 games against the Eastern Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 home games while the under is 12-2-2 in their last 16 home games.
I get the case to be made either way here and this should be a great game, but I like the under a lot here. This is a Vegas team that’s got to where they are with solid defense and solid goaltending while the Islanders are still playing that gritty, physical style that grinds out low-scoring games and I see this being no different. The first to 3 wins this one. Give me the under.